The anti-graft court’s fifth division will order Jinggoy Estrada’s arrest today. Knowing of what is about to happen, Estrada plans on surrendering to Sandiganbayan quietly.
Manila Mayor Joseph “ERAP” Estrada confirmed that his son is ready to go to jail. In ABS-CBN’s show Umagang Kay Ganda Estrada gave his words ”May balita na ngayon daw aarestuhin si Jinggoy, nakahanda na naman siya,”
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Unlike how Senator Bong Revilla surrendered, Senator Jinggoy Estrada prefers to do it quietly and not being escorted by his supporters, the Manila Mayor Estrada said.
”Siyempre naman sasamahan ko. Sabi niya, tahimik lang tayo, huwag ng magpaalam para wala na masyadong maraming tao. Maraming gustong sumama eh. May plano na sasamahan si Jinggoy. Sabi ko huwag na lang, gugulo pa,”
In connection with the pork barrel scam, Estrada faces one count of Plunder case and 11 counts of graft. Today, the decision of the Sandiganbayan is expected to be announced. He is being charged of plundering the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) the amount of P183.79 million.
In an interview with the former President Joseph Estrada, he is self-assured that his son can manage whatever situation he is in right now.
Jinggoy Estrada who once served as a Mayor in San Juan together with his father who is the Mayor of Manila now was once imprisoned for plunder in the year 2001. However, he was later set free while his father remained convicted.
”Kilala ko ang anak ko eh, naging mayor din yan, kamukha ko. Walang record yan.”
Concurrently Manila Mayor Estrada had doubts on the credibility of Ruby Tuason who was previously his Social secretary. Ruby Tuason is the one who accused Senator Jinggoy Estrada of receiving kickbacks from his pork barrel.
”Iyung testigong kinuha nila, ewan ko kung binayaran. Siguro di binayaran, kaya tumestigo eh para isalba ang kaniyang sarili. Walang-wala iyon nung kinuha kong social secretary sa Malacañang. Talagang nangungupahan lang iyan. Biruin mo nasa Dasmariñas na. Saan kinuha iyon?” he said.